Opinion

NADEL: International students should be more appreciated

NADEL: International students should be more appreciated

According to a U.S. News and World Report study for the 2014-15 academic year, 19 percent of Boston University’s students were international in the past academic year. In the fall 2015 semester, BU’s International Students and Scholar’s Office reported that there were 3,328 undergraduate international students. Studying abroad as an international student directly enrolled in a university has brought me […]

By Olivia Nadel· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish down under gets a little lost at sea

GANS: Fish down under gets a little lost at sea

Most people never consider how much of their life relies on an inherent understanding of the world around them. I didn’t either. That is, until I found myself at an elementary school last week standing in a crowd of students who knew every word to the Australian national anthem. I had never even heard the tune. It was the first […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to “Activists counter wrongful removal from BU Hillel”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to “Activists counter wrongful removal from BU Hillel”

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. To the Editor: The March 17 editorial “Activists counter wrongful removal from BU Hillel” uses an online video to suggest that there are students and student groups that are not welcome at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel […]

By Editors· · 3 comments · Letters to Editor, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Activists counter wrongful removal from BU Hillel

EDITORIAL: Activists counter wrongful removal from BU Hillel

All isn’t sunny at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House. At the Boston University Hillel event “All Students, All Israel Think Tank,” on Jan. 28, a group of students — mostly comprised of students of color — was approached by an armed police officer and asked to leave due to not being part of an “inner circle,” according to a […]

By Editors· · 9 comments · Editorial, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Presidential candidates should not decry free trade

YANK-JACOBS: Presidential candidates should not decry free trade

The time has finally arrived when the populist elements of the two political parties agree on an issue: opposition to free trade. Unfortunately, on this particular issue, voters are being misguided by the oversimplification of long-term economic issues. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surprising victory in Michigan last week was largely attributed to his unwavering opposition to free trade agreements, which […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: U.K. doctors crusade against unfair contracts

RENNER: U.K. doctors crusade against unfair contracts

Trouble has been brewing with the United Kingdom’s health care system in the past year, and the solutions are only now gaining traction. The National Health Service is the United Kingdom’s source of free health care for every single resident, and it has been extremely successful since its institutionalization in 1948. In 2014, The Commonwealth Fund even ranked it as […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: All eyes should be on Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama’s joint climate change efforts

GAMADES: All eyes should be on Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama’s joint climate change efforts

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama had a meeting Thursday, and the Internet went wild, myself included. What wasn’t there to love? Two charismatic world leaders met to talk about important issues, and Twitter finally got a break from its never-ending barrage of Donald Trump articles. Trudeau and Obama announced joint efforts to combat climate change, […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: California’s raised smoking age takes away young adults’ rights

MARTIN: California’s raised smoking age takes away young adults’ rights

I think I realized smoking was a pretty nasty habit after about the fourth time my mother tried quitting. After patches, gum and a recent attempt at switching over to vaporizers, mama is still sucking those straws of nicotine. The point being — sorry for calling you out, mom — smoking can be disgusting. California passed legislation raising the tobacco smoking […]

By Ellis Martin· · 4 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: For-profit eating disorder treatment centers take advantage of wealthy, ignore poor

EDITORIAL: For-profit eating disorder treatment centers take advantage of wealthy, ignore poor

People have finally found a way to profit from others’ eating disorders. Residential, for-profit eating disorder centers are taking advantage of funding from the Affordable Care Act’s increased coverage for mental health by advertising to those with eating disorders and throwing receptions for potential staff, The New York Times reported. Some centers charge as much as $1,000 a day for […]

By Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
OP-ED: Millennials don’t have to sacrifice passion for money in employment

OP-ED: Millennials don’t have to sacrifice passion for money in employment

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. While in college, I had two types of jobs: passion jobs and bills jobs. My passion jobs orbited around the voluntary sector and reflected my personal interests: quality of and accessibility to education, social justice, advocacy research, etc. Sometimes paid […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion